29 | 06 | 2015
Comtrade and Swiss Railway Engineering GmbH Announce a Strategic Partnership
Ljubljana/Zurich – 29 June 2015. Comtrade’s automotive division and Swiss Railway Engineering SRE GmbH, a leading Centre of Excellence for railway and magnetic levitation (Maglev) transport systems and projects, announced a strategic partnership to provide innovative solutions to meet the growing, sustainable mobility needs of cities and metropolitan areas.
“Societal trends such as population growth, urbanisation and digitalisation will have a significant effect on mobility in the cities and regions in the coming years. Already today, infrastructure systems are not able to handle the current growth, and in addition, metropolitan areas will have to reduce their transportation emissions. For this reason, we believe that cities and regions will increasingly require new, sustainable mobility systems and smart technologies. Since railways are an important stakeholder in the mobility-as-a-service eco-system worldwide, we are excited about our partnership with Swiss Railway Engineering SRE GmbH.” says Marko Javornik, GM/VP Automotive at Comtrade.
“We believe that the key to the future of mobility is the implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), which means introducing new, innovative systems, improving and optimising the current transport technologies, as well as integrating the different services in order to provide end-to-end mobility solutions. Bringing together knowledge from the two fields – railway engineering and digitalisation – will enable the partner companies to provide intelligent, future-oriented solutions that will better meet the mobility needs of our citizens,” stated Niklaus H. König, Director and CEO of Swiss Railway Engineering.